With two squash courts, Letchworth Sports and Tennis Club aims to raise the profile of squash in the area by encouraging new players to take up the game, existing players to play more frequently and lapsed players to return to the game.
Squash Update - 2nd September 2021
It has been a happy return to the courts for many since restrictions lifted and accordingly, we have been gradually re-introducing all the elements of play that make squash competitive as well as fun. To give you a flavour of what’s happened and what’s still to come, keep reading…
Leagues – these restarted in June, and we are pleased to see so many of you playing your games. Now that the intentionally extended first 2 months have come to a close, we have moved the leagues back online and they have reverted to a month-by-month timeframe for play.
Teams – it has been a very long wait but finally inter-club play is back and we are proud to announce that we will be entering a ladies team and 2 men’s teams into the Herts county leagues. Matches will start in October with a schedule of play to be listed in the club house and court block for those who may wish to come and support.
Social night – we are so pleased to announce the return of the squash social! Moving to its new home on Friday nights, the courts have been booked out from 18:00 – 20:15 starting this Friday (3rd Sept). The cost is £3pp for the entire night and players of all standards are welcome to come and have a hit. (Members only) The format will be short games to 21 points, with high turnover of play. The Orchard will be open and ready to receive you for a post play social drink!
Coaching – building on top of a strong return to coaching already, Greg will shortly be restarting his junior sessions. Please contact Greg for details of times and prices.
Ladies Squash Week (19-26th Sept) – to promote female squash participation we will be offering one free squash court during the International Ladies Squash Week to any squash member who would like to bring a female non-squash member along for a go on court. Please contact reception for details on how to claim your free court during this period.
World Squash Day (9th Oct) – to celebrate world squash day we will be hosting the first friendly competition of 2021! It will be an old skool wooden rackets team-style tournament held across Sat 9th October only. Participation will be limited and there will be a very small entry fee – there will also be prizes and fun along the way! More details to follow soon.
Court maintenance – we are aware that the courts are now due some routine maintenance and we are looking to get this booked in ASAP. It may mean a 2 day court closure whilst the walls and floor are repaired and cleaned. As soon as we have dates we will let you know when this will be happening.